Malvern (1941) as a pioneering venture in Christian Ecotheology

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Pihkala , P 2016 , ' Malvern (1941) as a pioneering venture in Christian Ecotheology ' , Journal of beliefs and values , vol. 37 , no. 3 , pp. 296-307 . https://doi.org/10.1080/13617672.2016.1232565

Title: Malvern (1941) as a pioneering venture in Christian Ecotheology
Author: Pihkala, Panu
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology
Date: 2016-09-30
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Journal of beliefs and values
ISSN: 1361-7672
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13617672.2016.1232565
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/304384
Abstract: The 1941 Malvern Conference included significant environmental statements, which have gradually been forgotten. In this article I point out their relevance and discuss their possible influence. I analyse the background of these environmental statements and suggest that British theology has probably played a stronger role in environmentalism than has previously been understood. I analyse the ecotheological positions of Malvern and William Temple in the context of a typology of ecotheological stances as developed by Willis Jenkins. While the exact influence of Malvern is difficult to assess, I refer to sources which show that its environmental content was noticed by certain prominent thinkers and contributed, for its part, to the development of ecumenical ecotheology.
Subject: 614 Theology
ecotheology
Anglican theology
Malvern 1941
Temple William
Demant Vigo A
Sayers Dorothy
environmental ethics
environmental history
ekoteologia
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